Live Dungeon!

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An old MMORPG called Live Dungeon. Before the service was terminated, Kyotani Tsutomu made full use of 5 notebook PCs to clear the game and was invited to a different world. And then, Tsutomu was speechless when he saw a live relay of a dungeon capture in the different world. They bulldozed through without any thought of strategy. The misfortune of getting the healer position. Tsutomu reinstated the White Mage that had always been his favorite in games and aimed to conquer the dungeon to find the key to his escape from the different world.

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ライブダンジョン!
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/19/21 Divine Dao Library c89
09/12/21 Divine Dao Library c88
09/05/21 Divine Dao Library c87
08/29/21 Divine Dao Library c86
08/22/21 Divine Dao Library c85
08/15/21 Divine Dao Library c84
08/08/21 Divine Dao Library c83
08/01/21 Divine Dao Library c82
07/25/21 Divine Dao Library c81
07/18/21 Divine Dao Library c80
07/11/21 Divine Dao Library c79
07/04/21 Divine Dao Library c78
06/27/21 Divine Dao Library c77
06/20/21 Divine Dao Library c76
06/13/21 Divine Dao Library c75
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Deilno
Deilno rated it
October 31, 2020
Status: c182
I can here from the manga and would like to share my experience for those that went through this path.

I knew the plot prior, since the manga is ahead as of now, and went to read ahead in the novel raws. So, I thought to live my thoughts on this novel.

The novel starts off pretty slow. It goes into detail, which is something that is my cup of tea but might not be for others.

The main character is not some power house and I think this novel really highlights that.... more>> All he has is greater knowledge and interest in Dungeons. The rest of the way, he figures stuff out (one aspect of why this novels goes into greater detail).

The story is not made to make your blood boil, as its intended purpose is to share a world to its readers. I personally feel that this is more of a slice-of-life than an action packed novel.

My review maybe a little bias as I enjoy this novel. However, I hope that it aids potential readers to make a decision when picking up this novel. <<less
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Grosstoad
Grosstoad
July 3, 2016
Status: c3
Review as of chapter 3.

Quick recap, MC is an MMORPG player, whose game of choice is a dungeon-delving type. The game is going to close, so he decided to solo (with 4 secondary accounts) the dungeon till its last boss, perhaps part for pride and part because there had been noone who had done so.

Once he done so though, he got an invite... And simply sent to face the final boss again, in the flesh, alone, in his main account as a white mage/healer/priest/cleric. Suffice to say, he died.

The... more>> story proper then starts. There's barely any further information from the gods, who in the old Lore of the game was the maker of the Dungeon, and it was basically for fun.

So far, he has gotten two party members, but they were mostly forced on him, because of a kind of PR disaster, involving the fact that the Dungeon spits out dead adventurers with the most expensive item in their hands, and an auctioneer that forgot to keep his private information, well, private.

It is rather interesting, too bad the author has declined to allow further translation.

Well, if you can read moonrunes, go find the WN and read for yourself. Have fun. <<less
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novaes
novaes rated it
October 5, 2019
Status: --
Edit: beginning - 1.5 stars. Later - ~3stars, I read some more and it gets better later on, but the beginning is quite poor and he still doesn't seem to care much, but he stops being so dumb (everyone else is still kinda dumb though) and the pace picks up. You could even just skim the start as it exists purely as an excuse for the premise of the story to exist.

It's pretty bad. Another fairly emotionless idiot MC who just sort of exists and doesn't seem to care he... more>> has been thrown into a new world. Lots of exposition flaws with "show, don't tell" syndrome being the main narrative form. We get told what is happening, but never really experience anything because why do that when you can just do a one month timeskip and tell us the MC sold his staff for a lot of money and is now being mocked relentless by random, faceless voices in the crowd for being "lucky boy".

His two companions, a dog man and cat girl are also brainless. When they aren't engaged in s*upid banter, they exist as an exposition device to explain the world to us (but not SHOW us, that would be interesting). Then we learn the entire world is also brainless because they treat white mages (healers) poorly because apparently a person who can heal, protect and literally bring you back to life aren't worthy of respect because they can't pewpew? Then they time-skip 30 damn floors of the dungeon, because seeing them learn how to work together and get to know one another would be as boring as exploring a new world.

This story is completely devoid of character and charm. <<less
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CamperDave
CamperDave rated it
August 2, 2021
Status: c82
A story about a college student who, after an impressive achievement in an almost-dead online game, gets transported to a fantasy world that runs of game logic. In this world, there is a Dungeon that's just like the one in the online game, and the main character is determined to clear it, thinking it would give him at least a clue on how to return to his world. But the process isn't so straightforward due to how this world's society works, with the main source of entertainment being the live... more>> footage from the Dungeon shown on Monitors throughout the hub city, and the economy running on the commercialization surrounding the exploring and looting of the Dungeon.

The text is written entirely in third-person, and is relatively simple throughout, with a catch that the regular use of MMORPG terms might throw off those who aren't familiar with them. The story starts at a pretty slow pace, with the first major arc being a slow burn and more personal conflict, ending in a climactic battle, and is followed by a lengthy downtime arc that sets up a much bigger scale of conflict. A lot of the time is spent detailing the game mechanics and team composition, which can feel like too much exposition for some, but will help non-gamers follow things more easily along the way.

So far, I've read up to the latest translated chapters of the WN (82) and the manga adaptation (40), and have read the original Japanese WN up to chapter 19.

The active translation by grounp "Divine Dao Library" has been done by 3 different translators so far. Chapters 1-24 are low quality, which omitted a handful of complicated paragraphs and is presumably MTL. Chapters 25-31 are mostly fine. Chapters from 32 onwards are relatively high quality, but might come off as excessively localized in some places.

There is also an earlier translation of the first 3 chapters by "Tseirp Translations, " which is mostly fine aside from a handful of glaring mistranslations.

My recommendation would be to read the manga adaptation up to chapter 17 (translation is bad, but it goes by fast because of the condensed pacing) then switch to WN chapter 32. Incidentally, this point is where the WN and LN/manga versions of the story start to diverge. <<less
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Monomololo
Monomololo rated it
August 16, 2021
Status: --
Incredibly simplistic. I'm tempted to blame the bland and toneless writing on the translator but given how boring the story in general is I have to admit that it might just be the author's fault.

I could barely get through the first couple of chapters.
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Maha
Maha rated it
July 22, 2021
Status: Completed
Very disappointed with the ending.

Spoiler

MC goes back to RL and says he wants to come back eventually (but why Even leave). All but 2 (maybe even 5) of his relationships turn to sh*t in his absence. Very disappointing ending!

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still, worth the read though, even MTL'd it
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Cerisine
Cerisine rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: c63
A lot of isekais tend to live and die by their novelty. Maid roleplay, spider roleplay, slime roleplay, sword roleplay, time loop roleplay, etc. etc.; even when the plot and characters don't hold up, the authors at least try to venture into unexplored territory.

There are also those isekais which try incorporating some literary techniques, or focus on characterization - you know, like actual novels. Even if the main characters are total losers, slow in the head or pumped full of testosterone, you can tell the author is trying to develop... more>> them properly.

With that said, the novelty in this series is... a standard RPG party. The literary techniques are non-existent. The character development is limited to pure exposition. And worldbuilding? What is that? Is it tasty?

Right. This story doesn't just fail to exceed the sum of its parts - it barely has any parts in the first place. The monsters aren't scary. The penalties aren't serious. The fights aren't intense. The characters aren't memorable. The motivations aren't deep. The skills are 'magic missile' tier of interesting.

It gets better after the new translator joins somewhere around c30, along with the introduction of a few inferiority complexes which flesh out a bunch of characters. But for the most part, it's a story as bland as water-flavoured curry which will leave you thinking, "Wait, isn't this just water...?" <<less
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RagingDs
RagingDs rated it
September 1, 2020
Status: c18
It's not bad, but it's really not good either. The story itself has potential despite a slow and somewhat confusing start, however the biggest issue I have with it comes from the author/translator. The author seems to make great leaps in logic and time with no explanation as to how they arrived there. Despite actually doing a decent job at times the translator doesn't seem to handle these well at all leading to sentences like...

"Camille asks the endeavor to do it with the clerk who ran without busy after... more>> receiving the order. In a noisy shop, Tsutomu shouted a little."

It's enough to get the gist of the story still, but it's honestly more work and a headache to figure out what they mean than the story is worth. <<less
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